Willow Weaving ~ Foraging Backpack

Date/Time
Date(s) - 23 Apr 2022 until 24 Apr 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The Willow Backpack is currently the most in vogue basket in town (and in the countryside too!). This practical basket can be used for foraging mushrooms, collecting driftwood, shopping or packing your flask and towel for a spot of wild swimming.

Because there are more complex techniques involved than some other baskets, this willow backpack workshop is more suitable if you have some experience of willow weaving (or attended any of our other willow workshops).

During the two day workshop you will learn how to weave the D-shaped base, add upright stakes, weave the sides with 3-rod wale and French rand weaves and put on a border.

Take home your own unique and beautiful willow backpack basket.

All tools and equipment will be provided.  

Workshop Tutor: 

Justine Burgess of West Wales Willows. Justine originally trained as an engineer, and worked in the charity and education sectors, before becoming a partner in West Wales Willows with her husband, Alan.  On their smallholding in Carmarthenshire, they grow around 250 varieties of willow and sell it as cuttings and rods during the winter for others to grow, as well as selling their own willow products and sharing her expertise through workshops. 

Places are limited to six participants per event and must be booked in advance.

Click for Terms and Conditions of Booking

Workshop Fee: £110 per person

NB. There is an additional £20 per person for materials, to be paid in cash on the day. Justine can also supply leather straps for your basket if required. These are £20 per pair of straps. You can also use your own straps if you prefer.

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

  • There will be a smaller number of participants than usual, to allow for good social distancing
  • Everybody will be required to wear a mask (unless medically exempt) if the workshop is indoors
  • Please come prepared to work in a cool well ventilated room or covered outdoor space with plenty of warm clothing
  • Please also bring all of your own drinks, food, flask and cups etc.
  • There will be access to toilets and hand washing plus plenty of hand sanitiser available

You may also be interested in our other courses and events at Denmark Farm, including; ecology, conservation and countryside crafts. See our events page for the full list.

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge, or Shared Dormitory or Eco Campsite.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.
 

Bookings

Willow Backpack Foraging Basket

£110.00


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